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Cinema in the on-demand age. Part 1

December 4, 2015

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Independent cinemas across Europe gathered in Prague for the first Europa Cinemas conference as a 100% digital network. SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins worked on the agenda and chaired the event and here considers the conclusions. In the early stages of the digital revolution of media, it was not unusual to hear predictions that cinema would be a […]

Coming soon from SampoMedia

December 3, 2015

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SampoMedia has been heavily engaged over the last few months in a series of events, workshops and conferences around the world. And it has been working on a series of in-depth reports, covering a wide range of audience-centred issues across the media and audiovisual sectors. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking to share reflections on […]

Cinema: Is the price still right?

February 6, 2014

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A comforting cliche that has held true for decades is that film always performs well in a depressed economy. In hard times, the argument goes, cinema is the cheapest and best escape from the humdrum worries of life. The perception, however, appears to be under threat. Average cinema ticket prices have been rising in recent years, mainly […]

Europa Cinemas: Renewing audiences

November 25, 2013

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CINEMAS need to learn to work with young people, rather than for them, if they are serious about renewing their audiences.  That was the central theme of a series of sessions at this year’s Europa Cinemas conference in Athens, dedicated to the renewal of cinema audiences. The discussions, chaired by SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins, and including […]

A Field In England – Insight report

November 19, 2013

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SampoMedia’s in-depth report into the day-and-date release of Ben Wheatley’s genre-busting fourth film A Field In England is published today. The innovative release was the result of a partnership between the film-makers, Film4 (which wholly funded the £316,879-budget film), and exhibitor Picturehouse, which also acted as a distributor. A Field In England was released simultaneously in theatres, […]

Access, experience, ownership key to demand models

October 12, 2013

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Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary in the radical 1945 UK government famously described his foreign policy as being able “to buy a ticket at Victoria Station to anywhere I damn well please.” The words spring to mind after a summer of analysis of acres of research,  exit polls and user surveys on consumer attitudes to watching […]

Film Focus: The Spirit Of ’45

March 14, 2013

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Each week SampoMedia will take a look at a new film release to uncover some of the key issues and ideas raised  Ken Loach says he has a clear ambition for his polemical documentary The Spirit Of ’45 – ‘to make people angry.’ He said the film, which opens in cinemas this week, is a call […]